Colton Dixon: ‘American Idol’ Alum Reveals Why He & New Wife Saved Sex For Marriage

Colton Dixon is officially a married man and now he's getting the chance to enjoy all of the perks that that entails— including finally being able to have sex with his beautiful wife! In a new interview, the 'American Idol' alum admits that while it 'wasn't easy,' he's glad he saved himself for marriage for this one very special reason. When a duo is as in love with each other at Colton Dixon, 24, and his new bride Annie Dixon (formerly Coggeshall), 27, are, we'd imagine that they would be unable to keep their hands off of each other. And yet, that couldn't have been farther from the truth for these two newlyweds.  In a new interview, the American Idol alum sat down to discuss why he and his beautiful wife decided to wait until marriage to have sex, admitting that while it wasn't easy, it was definitely worth it. Click inside to see what he had to say!

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Saving oneself for marriage may not be for everyone, but for Colton and Annie, it was the “right” decision. “It was not easy!” the 24-year-old Christian singer told People magazine on Jan. 25. “But I believe sex was designed for marriage and I knew it would be more meaningful to wait. That was something I grew up thinking and feeling, and I believe the Bible backs it up as well.”

“It wasn’t because someone was telling me this is what you should do,” Annie added. “Deep down in my heart it felt like it was the right thing. And we’re really glad we did. We know God’s hand is on our marriage.”

As for their first night together, the couple, who recently celebrated their honeymoon at the Polynesian resort in Moorea (an island in French Polynesia), admit that the fact that they were Mr. and Mrs. – and finally sharing a bed together – took a while to sink in. “It was kind of strange: we checked into the room and realized, ‘We actually get to go to sleep side by side! This is so cool!'” said Colton. “Anywhere we’ve traveled before, we’ve always gotten two hotel rooms. We wanted to remain pure in that area. There were a lot of moments of – ‘Oh, you’re not going back to your room. That means we’re married!’ It made it really special for us.”

The gorgeous couple officially tied the knot in an intimate ceremony held at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. on Jan. 8. The wedding itself was described as an absolute “fairytale,”and included a horse-drawn carriage that reportedly carried the bride and groom from their reception at Nashville’s Bell Tower. “She was glowing and it was unbelievable how beautiful she was,” Colton, 24, recalled. “I absolutely lost it. Audible tears. And I’m not a good-looking crier either!” So sweet!

HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Colton and Annie’s decision to save sex until marriage? Would you consider doing it? Sound off below!

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